March Project: Reading Ireland Month

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Today marks the beginning of Reading Ireland Month, a project hosted by the lovely Cathy746books and The Fluff is Raging. During the month of March, all participants have the opportunity to delve into the Irish culture in any form they desire, whether by reading novels, poems or plays set in Ireland or written by Irish authors, by watching Irish films, listening to Irish music or even by making attempts at producing traditional Irish culinary treats.

Both hosts have kindly prepared lists with suggested books, films, music etc. which you can consult if you are at a loss of what to read, watch or listen.

I’m really excited about this project, since Ireland is a country I’ve always been fascinated by, and I’m planning on participating as much as my free time permits.

Here is a list of the books I plan on reading and reviewing during March (the list may change if anything unexpected occurs, but I will keep you updated):

  • Cathleen ni Houlihan by W.B. Yeats
  • Translations by Brian Friel
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
  • Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen

I also plan on continuing the Sunday Movie posts, presenting a different Irish film each Sunday. Since I haven’t prepared anything else as of yet, I think I will simply try to get through all of my books planned for this project.

Are any of you participating as well? If you are, I would be delightful if you please let me know, so I can be sure to check your posts as well šŸ™‚

Let’s all enjoy the Reading Ireland Month!

4 thoughts on “March Project: Reading Ireland Month

  1. This is a great idea! šŸ˜€ I have only read the first two plays you mention, and “Translations” is one of my favorites. Its symbolism is beyond anything I could have read about Ireland and the occupation. In another note, I think you’d be interested to watch the film ’71, it takes place a year before Bloody Sunday in Belfast. It is an amazing movie!

    • Thank you so much for your comment and the film recommendation! I will definitely check it out šŸ™‚ And I completely agree about ‘Translations’ – it’s such a rich and clever play! Probably my favourite out of everything we did in Germanou’s class.

    • I’m so glad it was of some help to you šŸ™‚ Reading for a family reunion sounds like a fascinating idea! I wish my family liked to read more.

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